Friday Harbor 8.8K Loop Run

2017 marks 40 years running! Be part of this Island tradition. The race begins at 9:00am on Spring Street, goes through town on Warbass to Turn Point, to Pear Point, to Argyle and ends at the County Fair. A fun run/walk for all ages! Registration fee includes entrance to the Fair and a t-shirt. Awards ceremony follows race with medals awarded for first three places in 5-year age categories. We are delighted to have Xtreme Fitness as the Premier Sponsor of this event.

Day before Race 8/18/17: Pick up your Race # and t-shirt at the Island Rec office between 11am-5pm

Day of Race, Saturday Aug 19, 2017: 8:00-8:45am:
Pick up your race # at Wells Fargo Bank at the “V” on Spring Street. Day-of registrations will also be accepted.

Click to view the Race course Map

Saturday, August 19, 2017
9:00am Start
Location: Wells Fargo Parking Lot, Friday Harbor WA
Early Fee: Ages 12 & Under $15 (Register by July 31)
                 Ages 13 & up $20
Regular Fee: Ages 12 & Under $20
                      Ages 13 & Up $25

2016 8.8k Overall Results
2016 Women by Time Results
2016 Men by Time Results
2016 Women by Age Results
2016 Men by Age Results


Shaw Island Family Bike Ride

Join Island Rec, Trails volunteers and other families for an early summer ride on lovely, friendly Shaw Island, where few folks visit. No place is better for parents to teach young riders the proper and safe way to ride a public road. Take the ferry for free on your bikes, and ride about 2+ miles of fairly level, paved road to the Shaw County Park. Bring a picnic to enjoy at the sandy beach for about an hour and a half before riding back. An Island Rec ‘sag wagon’ will follow riders to make sure no flat tire or mechanical problem stops any rider from getting to the park or back home. Everyone will meet at the Shaw ferry landing to review the map and route, check their gear and bikes, and review the safety rules all riders need to observe. No pre-registration required, just show up with helmets and bikes for a fun June afternoon! All riders must have a parent or guardian with them.

Saturday June 24
Depart Friday Harbor on the 11:35am ferry. Return on the 4:10pm ferry leaving Shaw.
All Ages


Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race

Thanks for a great day! Check out the highlights: 2017 Hill of Thrills Video provided by Tim Dustrude,
Come join Island Rec in the now-famous Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race. Make or borrow a car and compete in this non-motorized ‘gravity’ race, located on Grover St. between the Elementary School and Sunday Dr. (New location this year due to construction on Park Street). Pick up race packets at the Island Rec office or Download it Here, which includes car design regulations and race info.  Ages 5+.

Sunday, May 21, 2017
1pm – 4pm
Location: Grover St. between the Elementary School & Sunday Dr.
Early Registration: $10 (register by May 12th)
Regular Price: $15


Family Camping 101- CANCELLED

San Juan Island National Historical Park and Island Rec are teaming up to teach camping skills 101. If you are a little overwhelmed by all of the gear, not sure how to set up your cooking scene, don’t know where to store your food or handle food scraps – no problem, we are there for you. We’ll also be going over great regional places to camp, animal and insect issues, building fires, how to set up modern tents, clothing issues, cooler storage, logistics and reservations, games and activities for kids, etc. Bring your whole family (cost is for the whole family – we will have activities for everyone).

Saturday June 3
All Ages
4th of July Beach
Early Fee: $22 per family, expires May 25. $27 thereafter